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  • Destruction of cyanobacterial toxins by semiconductor photocatalysis. 

    Robertson, Peter K. J.; Lawton, Linda A.; Munch, Burkhard; Rouzade, Julien (Royal Society of Chemistry http://www.rsc.org/Publishing/Journals/CC/Index.asp, 1997)
    ROBERTSON, P., LAWTON, L., MUNCH, B. and ROUZADE, J., 1997. Destruction of cyanobacterial toxins by semiconductor photocatalysis. Chemical Communications. Issue 4, pp. 393-394
    The rapid destruction of microcystin, a cyanobacterial toxin, using a titanium dioxide photocatalyst is observed; the process is extremely efficient with high concentrations of toxin completely undetectable within 10–40 ...
  • Processes influencing the destruction of Microcystin-LR by TiO2 photocatalysis. 

    Robertson, Peter K. J.; Lawton, Linda A.; Cornish, Benjamin J. P. A.; Jaspars, Marcel (Elsevier http://www.elsevier.com/wps/find/journaldescription.cws_home/504091/description#description, 1998-07-30)
    ROBERTSON, P., LAWTON, L., CORNISH, B. and JASPARS, M., 1998. Processes influencing the destruction of Microcystin-LR by TiO2 photocatalysis. Journal of Photochemistry and Photobiology A: Chemistry Volume 116 (3)PP. 215-219
    We have previously reported the effectiveness of TiO2 photocatalysis in the destruction of the cyanotoxin microcystin-LR [P.K.J. Robertson, L.A. Lawton, B. Münch, J. Rouzade, J. Chem. Soc., Chem. Commun., 4 (1997) 393; ...
  • Physico-chemical treatment methods for the removal of microcystins (cyanobacterial hepatotoxins) from potable waters 

    Lawton, Linda A.; Robertson, Peter K. J. (Royal Society of Chemistry http://www.rsc.org/Publishing/Journals/CS/article.asp?doi=a805416i, 1999)
    LAWTON, L. and ROBERTSON, P., 1999. Physico-chemical treatment methods for the removal of microcystins (cyanobacterial hepatotoxins) from potable waters. Chemical Society Reviews 28 (4), p.217-224
    The incidence of cyanobacterial blooms in freshwaters, including drinking water reservoirs, has increased over the past few decades due to rising nutrient levels. Microcystins are hepatotoxins released from cyanobacteria ...
  • Mechanistic and toxicity studies of the photocatalytic oxidation of microcystin-LR. 

    Liu, Iain; Lawton, Linda A.; Cornish, Benjamin J. P. A.; Robertson, Peter K. J. (Elsevier http://www.elsevier.com/wps/find/journaldescription.cws_home/504091/description#description, 2002-05-31)
    LIU, I., LAWTON, L., CORNISH, B. and ROBERTSON, P., 2002. Mechanistic and toxicity studies of the photocatalytic oxidation of microcystin-LR. Journal of Photochemistry and Photobiology A. Chemistry. Volume 148 (1-3), pp. 349-354
    Cyanobacterial toxins present in drinking water sources pose a considerable threat to human health. Conventional water treatment systems have proven unreliable for the removal of these toxins and hence new techniques have ...
  • Processes influencing surface interaction and photocatalytic destruction of microcystins on titanium dioxide photocatalysts. 

    Lawton, Linda A.; Robertson, Peter K. J.; Cornish, Benjamin J. P. A.; Marr, Iain L.; Jaspars, Marcel (Elsevier http://www.elsevier.com/wps/find/journaldescription.cws_home/622858/description#description, 2003-01-01)
    LAWTON, L., ROBERTSON, P., CORNISH, B., MARR, I. and JASPARS, M., 2003. Processes influencing surface interaction and photocatalytic destruction of microcystins on titanium dioxide photocatalysts. Journal of Catalysis. Volume 213 (1) pp. 109-113
    Microcystins are a family of hepatotoxic peptides produced by freshwater cyanobacteria. Their occurrence in drinking water is of concern since chronic exposure to these toxins causes tumor promotion. It is therefore essential ...
  • The destruction of 2-methylisoborneol and geosmin using titanium dioxide photocatalysis. 

    Lawton, Linda A.; Robertson, Peter K. J.; Robertson, Russell F.; Bruce, Fiona G. (Elsevier http://www.elsevier.com/wps/find/journaldescription.cws_home/523066/description#description, 2003-08-08)
    LAWTON, L., ROBERTSON, P., ROBERTSON, R. and BRUCE, F., 2003. The destruction of 2-methylisoborneol and geosmin using titanium dioxide photocatalysis. Applied Catalysis B. Environmental. Volume 44 (1) pp. 9-13
    Geosmin (GSM) and 2-methylisoborneol (MIB) are semi-volatile compounds produced by cyanobacteria in surface waters. These compounds present problems to the drinking water industry and in aquaculture because they can taint ...
  • On-line monitoring of laser modification of titanium dioxide using optical surface second harmonic. 

    Vrillet, Guerric; Lee, Soo-Keun; McStay, Daniel; Robertson, Peter K. J. (Elsevier http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.apsusc.2003.07.003, 2004-01)
    VRILLET, G., LEE, S. K., McSTAY, D. and ROBERTSON, P. K. J., 2004. On-line monitoring of laser modification of titanium dioxide using optical surface second harmonic. Applied Surface Science, 222 (1-4), pp. 33-42.
    TiO2 photocatalysis is a promising technology for the destruction of organic pollutants in both waste and potable waters with the mineralisation of a wide range of compounds having been reported. TiO2 has many advantages ...
  • A comparison of the effectiveness of TiO2 photocatalysis and UVA photolysis for the destruction of three pathogenic micro-organisms. 

    Robertson, Jeanette M. C.; Robertson, Peter K. J.; Lawton, Linda A. (Elsevier http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jphotochem.2005.04.033, 2005-09)
    ROBERTSON, J. M. C., ROBERTSON, P. K. J. and LAWTON, L. A., 2005. A comparison of the effectiveness of TiO2 photocatalysis and UVA photolysis for the destruction of three pathogenic micro-organisms. Journal of Photochemistry and Photobiology A: Chemistry, 175 (1), pp. 51-56.
    TiO2 photocatalysis has demonstrated efficacy as a treatment process for water contaminated with chemical pollutants. When exposed to UVA light TiO2 also demonstrates an effective bactericidal activity. The mechanism of ...
  • The photocatalytic destruction of the cyanotoxin, nodularin using Ti02. 

    Liu, Iain; Lawton, Linda A.; Bahnemann, Detlef W.; Robertson, Peter K. J. (Elsevier http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.apcatb.2005.03.006, 2005-10)
    LIU, I., LAWTON, L. A., BAHNEMANN, D. W. and ROBERTSON, P. K. J., 2005. The photocatalytic destruction of the cyanotoxin, nodularin using Ti02. Applied Catalysis B: Environmental, 60 (3-4), pp. 245-252.
    Titanium dioxide (TiO2) photocatalysis has been used to initiate the destruction of nodularin, a natural hepatotoxin produced by cyanobacteria. The destruction process was monitored using liquid chromatography–mass ...
  • Fatty acid and phospholipid chlorohydrins cause cell stress and endothelial adhesion. 

    Dever, Gary; Wainwright, Cherry L.; Kennedy, Simon; Spickett, Corinne M. (Acta Biochimica Polonica http://www.actabp.pl/pdf/4_2006/761s.pdf, 2006)
    DEVER, G., WAINWRIGHT, C. L., KENNEDY, S. and SPICKETT, C. M., 2006. Fatty acid and phospholipid chlorohydrins cause cell stress and endothelial adhesion. Acta Biochimica Polonica, 53 (4), pp. 761-768.
    The oxidation of low-density lipoprotein (LDL) is thought to contribute to atherogenesis, which is an inflammatory disease involving activation of phagocytic cells. Myeloperoxidase, an enzyme which is able to produce ...
  • Photodynamic biocidal action of methylene blue and hydrogen peroxide on the cyanobacterium Synechococcus leopoliensis under visible light irradiation 

    McCullagh, Cathy; Robertson, Peter K. J. (Elsevier http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jphotobiol.2005.11.013, 2006-04-03)
    MCCULLAGH, C. and ROBERTSON, P., 2006. Photodynamic biocidal action of methylene blue and hydrogen peroxide on the cyanobacterium Synechococcus leopoliensis under visible light irradiation. Journal of Photochemistry and Photobiology. B. Biology, 83 (1), pp. 63-68
    Biofilm growth on stone surfaces is a significant contributing factor to stone biodeterioration. Current market based biocides are hazardous to the environment and to public health. We have investigated the photo-dynamic ...
  • The application of Raman and anti-stokes Raman spectroscopy for in-situ monitoring of structural changes in laser irradiated titanium dioxide materials. 

    Rigby, Stephanie J.; Al-Obaidi, Ala H. R.; Lee, Soo-Keun; McStay, Daniel; Robertson, Peter K. J. (Elsevier http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.apsusc.2005.10.003, 2006-09)
    RIGBY, S. J., AL-OBAIDI, A. H. R., LEE, S.-K., McSTAY, D. and ROBERTSON, P. K. J., 2006. The application of Raman and anti-stokes Raman spectroscopy for in-situ monitoring of structural changes in laser irradiated titanium dioxide materials. Applied Surface Science, 252 (22), pp. 7948-7952.
    The use of Raman and anti-stokes Raman spectroscopy to investigate the effect of exposure to high power laser radiation on the crystalline phases of TiO2 has been investigated. Measurement of the changes, over several time ...
  • Aggregation of Staphylococcus aureus following treatment with the antibacterial flavonol galangin. 

    Cushnie, T. P. Tim; Hamilton, V. E. S.; Chapman, D. G.; Taylor, P. W.; Lamb, Andrew (Wiley https://doi.org/10.1111/j.1365-2672.2007.03393.x, 2007-06-13)
    CUSHNIE, T.P.T., HAMILTON, V.E.S., CHAPMAN, D.G., TAYLOR, P.W. and LAMB, A.J. 2007. Aggregation of Staphylococcus aureus following treatment with the antibacterial flavonol galangin. Journal of applied microbiology [online], 103(5), pages 1562-1567. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1111/j.1365-2672.2007.03393.x
    The flavonol galangin, an antimicrobial constituent of the traditional medicines propolis and Helichrysum aureonitens, is being assessed as part of an ongoing investigation into the antibacterial activity of flavonoids. ...
  • Novel photocatalytic reactor development for removal of hydrocarbons from water. 

    Adams, Morgan; Campbell, Ian; Robertson, Peter K. J. (Hindawi http://dx.doi.org/10.1155/2008/674537, 2008)
    ADAMS, M., CAMPBELL, I. and ROBERTSON, P. K. J., 2008. Novel photocatalytic reactor development for removal of hydrocarbons from water. International Journal of Photoenergy, Volume 2008, Article ID 674537.
    Hydrocarbons contamination of the marine environment generated by the offshore oil and gas industry is generated from a number of sources including oil contaminated drill cuttings and produced waters. The removal of ...
  • Photocatalytic destruction of geosmin using novel pelleted titanium dioxide. 

    Bellu, Edmund; Lawton, Linda A.; Robertson, Peter K. J. (Science & Technology Network, Inc., 2008)
    BELLU, E., LAWTON, L. A., ROBERTSON, P.K.J., 2008. Photocatalytic destruction of geosmin using novel pelleted titanium dioxide. Journal of advanced oxidation technologies, 11 (2), pp. 384-388.
    Geosmin is produced by cyanobacteria and actinomycetes in surface waters. It causes undesirable earthy off-flavours in freshwater fish and is a major concern for the drinking water industry. This paper presents the first ...
  • A new generation of biocides for control of crustacea in fish farms. 

    Robertson, Peter K. J.; Black, Kenneth D.; Adams, Morgan; Willis, Kate; Buchan, Fraser; Orr, Heather; Lawton, Linda A.; McCullagh, Cathy (Elsevier http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jphotobiol.2008.12.009, 2009-04)
    ROBERTSON, P. K. J., BLACK, K. D., ADAMS, M., WILLIS, K., BUCHAN, F., ORR, H., LAWTON, L. and McCULLAGH, C., 2009. A new generation of biocides for control of crustacea in fish farms. Journal of Photochemistry and Photobiology B: Biology, 95 (1), pp. 58-63.
    Farming of salmon has become a significant industry in many countries over the past two decades. A major challenge facing this sector is infestation of the salmon by sea lice. The main way of treating salmon for such ...
  • The photocatalytic decomposition of microsystin-LR using selected titanium dioxide materials. 

    Liu, Iain; Lawton, Linda A.; Bahnemann, Detlef W.; Liu, Lei; Proft, Bernd; Robertson, Peter K. J. (Elsevier http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.chemosphere.2009.02.067, 2009-07)
    LIU, I., LAWTON, L. A., BAHNEMANN, D. W., LIU, L., PROFT, B. and ROBERTSON, P. K. J., 2009. The photocatalytic decomposition of microsystin-LR using selected titanium dioxide materials. Chemosphere, 76 (4), pp. 549-553.
    Microcystins (cyclic heptapeptides) produced by a number of freshwater cyanobacteria are a potential cause for concern in potable water supplies due to their acute and chronic toxicity. TiO2 photocatalysis is a promising ...
  • The degradation of microcystin-LR using doped visible light absorbing photocatalysts. 

    Graham, Douglas J. L.; Kisch, Horst; Lawton, Linda A.; Robertson, Peter K. J. (Elsevier http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.chemosphere.2009.12.003, 2010-02)
    GRAHAM, D., KISCH, H., LAWTON, L. A. and ROBERTSON, P. K. J., 2010. The degradation of microcystin-LR using doped visible light absorbing photocatalysts. Chemosphere, 78 (9), pp. 1182-1185.
    Microcystins are one of the primary hepatotoxic cyanotoxins released from cyanobacteria. The presence of these compounds in water has resulted in the death of both humans and domestic and wild animals. Although microcystins ...
  • Suppository formulations as a potential treatment for nephropathic cystinosis. 

    McKenzie, Barbara; Kay, Graeme; Matthews, Kerr H.; Cairns, Donald (Elsevier https://doi.org/10.1002/jps.23246, 2012-07-06)
    BUCHAN, B., KAY, G., MATTHEWS, K.H. and CAIRNS, D. 2012. Suppository formulations as a potential treatment for nephropathic cystinosis. Journal of pharmaceutical sciences [online], 101(10), pages 3729-2738. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1002/jps.23246
    Nephropathic cystinosis is a rare autosomal recessive disease characterised by raised lysosomal levels of cystine in the cells of all the organs. It is treated by the 6-h oral administration of the aminothiol, cysteamine, ...
  • Poly(allylamine) magnetomicelles for image guided drug delivery. 

    Barnett, Christopher M.; Lees, Martin R.; Curtis, Anthony D. M.; Kong Thoo Lin, Paul; Cheng, Woei Ping; Hoskins, Clare (Bentham Science http://dx.doi.org/10.2174/22117385113019990002, 2013)
    BARNETT, C. M., LEES, M. R., CURTIS, A. D. M., KONG THOO LIN, P., CHENG, W. P. and HOSKINS, C., 2013. Poly(allylamine) magnetomicelles for image guided drug delivery. Pharmaceutical Nanotechnology, 1 (3), pp. 224-238.
    Polymeric micelles have received considerable interest for their use as drug delivery vehicles for hydrophobic drug solubilisation. Inorganic metallic nanoparticles have already been exploited clinically in diagnostics for ...